It's now August and I still find myself thinking of you and praying for you. We have been friends a long Tim and all I've ever wanted for you was happiness and love. You had that in the physical when Evan was here....now you'll have it in spirit. I don't know the loss of a child, but I have lost both my parents and I know your still finding your way. 16 yrs for my mom and 15 for my dad and I'm still here. Stronger, wiser and doing just fine. I'll never understand why I had to lose them both , but I know that God makes no mistakes. Hold tight to your faith and stay prayerful and I promise you will make it. God bless you and know that I love you and I'm always here my friend. Your angels Evan and Tanji will always be keeping watch so you have to do well.... :)
In God's care rest in peace
It has taken me a while to write to you Sands, because I just didn't know what to say. A loss like this makes one question a lot about the world around us. When I lost my father 12/2013, I felt so lost as I imagine you must still feel. I pray that you find some peace in knowing that Evan and Tanji knew how much you loved and honored them. Find peace in knowing you will see them again. Know that you have my unconditional love and can call on me whenever, where ever you may need me.
My heartfelt condolence. I pray that God heals and comfort your family through this tough time.
In Jesus Name
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. God Bless You Always!
May God continue to bless you and keep you! I pray for your strength and peace! Tanji your sweet Tanji we loved her dearly. Evan and Tanji will always be remembered in love. Love you always!!! -
My deepest condolences to younVirgilio. I have and will continue to pray for your strength.
May my Soror and her beloved son rest in peace. May their beautiful memories assuage these trying times for the Dewberry and Soler families.
I am truly sorry for your loss and although we have never met I hold a heavy heart. We all know the pain of losing a loved one. I will pray for you and your family during this sad time and I wish you the best.
Yours in the Bond,
Xi Kappa Spr13
As I sit here thinking about your loss, I can't help but think at the same time about what God has gained. God knows why he chose you and your beautiful family for now, but all will be revealed in time. I stand in the gap for you in prayer that God touches your heart and give you the keys to unlock the meaning of the life you are still here to live... You have GREAT purpose! Believe me when I say that.
Yours in Bond,
Memphis Alumni, SPR 2001
My sincere condolences to you and yours during this difficult time.
I love you and will continue to pray that everyday God will give you a little more strength and peace to continue on. I love you and will always be here for you, no matter what. Evan will always be a part of you and I am truly thankful that he has touched so many lives. Love Always Syai and fam
God knows best and God loved you best! Rest well in His loving arms. May God strengthen our family during this journey.
May Soror Tanji and little Evan rest in peace and let comfort be brought to all who knew them.
My sincerest condolences Nupe. May the creator give you strength and fortitude.
May you and your family find comfort during most difficult time
My sincere condolences to you and yours during this time in your life. It is so great to know you are surrounded with so many expressing their love and commitment to stand by you during and after. Remain faithful and prayerful. DST, Spr96 Delta Phi Chapter.
May God continue to give you strength and power to overcome the lost of your love ones.
Prayed, prays, praying still for you and yours.
I am extending my condolences to the family of Tanji and Evan. May you look to the Lord God for strength and comfort during your bereavement. God bless you. (Member of Delta Sigma Theta)
Sorry for your loss as I pray for you as a member of our Noble Klan. Omicron fa04.
You are not alone. I have prayed for strength for you, your family and Tanji's family daily. I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy.
Yours In The Bond,
Edward D. Naylor Jr.,
Spring 98' Jefferson City MO Alumni
Praying for you and yours! Keep your head up Nupe.
EK Spr 01
May Evan's smiles and loving memories of you and him forever shine a light in your heart.
My prayers are with you brother, as the Lord will help you through this difficult time.
To the Dewberry & Soler Families: May our God be with you & give you peace during this time. To absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I pray for your strength. Tanji & Evan Thank You for the beautiful lives you shared with us. Please continue to watch over us.
May God provide you and your family with a special portion of comfort.
Yours in the Bond,
My condolences, Brother! Prayers to you and your family as you try and comfort one another during this moment of grief.
Yours in the Bond,
Zeta Zeta 'Spr 87
Prayers for our brother and his family
Praying for peace and solace for your family, Good Brother. May He comfort all who were touched by this tragedy. Be Blessed...
May God be with you and your family at this TIME , fully knowing that absent of the body is PRESENT with the LORD YITB
Nupey my daily prayers to you n family just know “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal”...angels in heaven done signed both of their names!
Time is the best healer my brother.
Spr '93 OG
Condolences to the entire Soler family!
My Brother Virgilio, not only are my thoughts and prayers are with you, but also my deepest appreciation for you are, in that you will persevere and cherish the memories of Tanji and Evan in all that you do.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have two very special guardian angels to watch over you.
Epsilon Tau, Spring '94
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this tragic time.keep your faith in the Lord. You will see your loved ones again.
Yours In the Bond
Alpha Chapter 1978
Rest in Peace...You have made a lot of people happy and we will honor you by living good lives and keeping our loved ones close. - Folson KM
May our Father wrap his arms around you and your family during this difficult time. And find comfort, this his arms are around your loved ones as well
Blessings of strength and comfort for the entire family!
Glenn R. Harris
Delta Kappa Spr. '89
Prayers and Condolences sent to our Good Brother Virgilio Soler and Family as well.
Brother my heart goes out to you and your living family members.
I offer fraternal love and comfort, and ask that God continue to provide strength and guidance to you and your family.
Yours in the Bond,
Cleveland Alumni Chapter
Prayers and condolences to you and your family.
Prayers sent out for Nupe and family.
All the way from DC to my frat brother and his family your pain is felt, Its no words that I can say to make this pain go away. May Peace Be With You
Brother to brother friends in death and in life. Our prayers are with u!
Brother if you need anything let me know. i am right around the corner
My sincerest condolences for you tragic and unimaginable losses. Dark is the pit from pole to pole our heads are bloodied but unbowed. Now you must have the strength and Faith of Jobe my Dear Brother Virgilio Soler Jr. Keep your Faith and God will restore and Bless you far beyond your current losses and challenges.
My dear Cynthia,your family, and the Soler family please accept my deepest and sincere sympathy in the loss of Tanji and Evan. I know you know God and the peace and comfort He offers us, rest in it now and the days to come. He truly never leaves or forsakes us.
Much love and many prayers to you all.
JoAnn Richardson and Family
Extending continued prayers and love for the loss of your son and his mother. I pray that over time you will be comforted by warm memories of them. God is able.
Nupe, my prayers are with you and your family. Please know that you are not alone! They are with God and know that he is taking care of them as he is taking care of you. Phi V
May LOVE surround the Dewberry and Soler Family. May FAITH sustain you. May HOPE encourage you day by day!
Cynthia and family,
May our Lord bless and comfort you during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
I'm so sorry for your loss
My prayers are with. May you find solace and comfort with the memories of your loved ones for they are always with you.
My sincere condolences to both families and all friends and colleagues. I am one of Tanji's Theta Alpha sorors. Although I had long left NU by the time she came, through this last week's online, I feel like I knew her. There are two bright shining angels looking down on both of us now. God bless.
Nupe I can't imagine the pain you are feeling right now. My deepest condolences to you and the rest of your family for your loss.
Yours In the Bond,
Please accept my deepest condolences Virgilio. You are in my prayers often. Surround yourself with family and friends during this difficult time.
Words cannot express the sadness caused by the passing of two beautiful souls. My family and I send our deepest condolences.
Nupe, my prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. No words can express the pain u must be feeling. I hope you know we are here for you and always will be. Yours in the bond.
Espero que el Dios te ayude a llenar esta gran perdida de Evan, al igual que tu sabes que nosotros sentimo su partida. El era un nino muy agradable y es lamentable esta tragedia, le extanaremos y nos hara falta, pero tu debes estar satisfecho, por que como padres fuiste un gran ejemplo para tu hijo, como para los que tenemos familia, se siente su ausencia, pero que el deber cumplido, el senor te llenara de paz y de amor, y fortalecera tu espiritud para que puedas emprender un vuelo de amor y entendimiente, hoy estas recibiendo de nosotros, mucho de lo que diste por tu hijo, que la voluntad de Dios su bendicion se posen en de tu hermano y amigo, Kadil
God Bless you in this transition with your angel Evan.
Still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Condolences to you . I will continue to pray for your healing. God bless.
Good brother - Extending forth words of comfort and peace in the passing of loved ones. I pray that God will strengthen your heart and mind in the days to come. Be assured that His promies are true; when you are weak, it is then that His strength is made perfect. Allow Him to be the strength that you need.
In the Bond,
Virgilio, from my father, mother, sister, brother and myself and children, we will like to extend a huge hug and kiss to warm your heart during this difficult time. Know that you are loved and you and your family will be in our prayers. Que Dios tenga misericordia con tu alma.
I'm so sorry for your lost brother soler. May god continue to strenghten you and your family hearts. My daughter nyanna smith is friends with your son evan. She also send her condolences to u an your families.
our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your bereavement we pray that god will send his comforter to heal you and give u the best stromas's flowers and monuments Dayton,ohio
God is the foundation and the master of all things. May He keep and watch over their souls and give the remaining family strength and purpose to live on...AMEN!
Continued prayers of peace for you and your family. May you find comfort in God's arms, you are not alone and when you feel alone remember the love of the Father and so many others.
Continued prayers of peace and may you feel the comfort of God's arms. You are not alone and when you feel alone His love and the love of so many others will be there.
The bond continues to teach me life lessons from every angle. The words at the service will forever echo in my heart. Brother, we are here for you and will continue to be here for you. Rob Robinson thanks again for keeping us in the loop and I shall continue to keep these beautiful people in my heart as I walk this earth. My deepest and sincere condolences nupe Virgilio.
My sincerest condolences. Yours in the bond...
Virgil my brother GOD will get you through and he now got his 2 children safe with him.. We are here for you.. KP!!
I have just found out that there are two people in my life are connected to you and your tragic loss. Hence I am compelled to let you know that I have had and will continue to keep you, your family and friends in my prayers. I pray that your sadness lessens over time and encourage you to lean on those in your life that love you to help support you through your healing.
So sorry for your loss ..
Keep the faith good brother...Phi nupe.
May the Lord comfort you during this deep time of sorrow. You are in my prayers.
Wanda Berry Joseph
Alpha Kappa Alpha
May you find solace in the love Tanji and Evan shared with everyone. They were a blessing and will forever be in our hearts.
My heart goes out to you and your family in this time. It's with deep sadness to have lose a child and the woman who bought him into this world. They are always with you in your heart and soul. They will always live inside you in feelings and memories. Brother, many of us are here to give you support and strength.. Be strong with our prayers for you... Big Hugs...
To the Mother and Son of my good Kappa brother, know that our spirits are never gone just not visible. May you continue to stay close to my good brother and let him know that you will always look after him. My good brother may you continue to hold close to your faith. Know that they are with you because you will always have them with you in your memory.
I didn't know Tanji though we have mutual friends (Daree Lewis and Desiree Dancy) and she is my Soror. I pray God's richest blessings and comfort over her family. Something about this loss touched me and I just wanted to honor her memory and that of her son. God be with the family now and always.
No words can begin to express the sorrow we share with you. Please accept our prayers and love and know we will stand by you.
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your son Evan and his mom Tanji rest in peace. God Bless ...
Tanji, I never knew you but knowing that you were in Virgilio's life, I know in my heart that you were truly a special woman. Your smile in your photos speak volumes on what a wonderful woman and mother you must've been.
Evan, you were your father's light, his "Lil' Man". Your light will eternally shine within his heart.
May you both rest in everlasting peace and in God's warm embrace. Virgilio, this is not the end for you will see them again. We never die. We're just transformed into beautiful beings of light. My prayers are with you my friend.
May God continue to bless you and keep you! I pray for your strength and peace! Love you always!!!
My condolences and prayers to you and your family...During this time, your "GI", please know that all the members of this Noble Klan are standing on the wall with you...
Brother Soler - May the Lord, our God, continue to be with you and your family during your time of mourning. May he bring you comfort and peace.
My condolences to you my brother. Although we have never met I will continue to pray for you.
Phi Nu Pi
To: Virg & The Soler Family,
God has an "AWESOME" assignment for Prince Evan & Tanji in HEAVEN. They will be looking down from heaven, laughing & smiling @ us most importantly pleased that so many people near & far celebrated their life on EARTH. We must NEVER question God just TRUST & believe he knows BEST and will help the families get thru this time of loss.
Be Encouraged and keep those FOND memories of Evan & Tanji close to our HEARTS!
Rob Robinson, I SALUTE YOU! Thanks 4 being your BROTHERS KEEPER & having Princess CATY comfort her uncle during this rough time.
With sincere condolences to you and your family. God has two new Angels. May Christ be the the glory. They have come home. Find solace in that. Keep their memory alive. Everything happens for a reason that is so hard to explain. Have faith in God cause God has faith in you. A sister in Greekdom Flora Krind Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority inc.
Thoughts and prayers to both families
My deepest condolences to you and the family good brother.
LeRoy Barr, Jr.
Dear Virg and family; and the family of Ms Tanji Dewberry:
I give you my deepest condolences on your tragic loss. I do not have the words that could ever provide the comfort you need. What I can do is let you know that my prayer is for you to have peace. I pray that your hurt will be eased. I'm just so sorry that you have to go through this. Take one day at a time. Looking too far ahead is too overwhelming. This is the dark of night. But we know that God does work in the Midnight hour. He's gonna turn it around. Jesus be a fence all around the Soler and Dewberry family. Amen.
My condolences and prayers for you and your family. May god.give you strength and peace. God bless.
My dear friend. We have known each other for many years. We talked about world issues, politics, relationships, friends & our children. My prayers are with you & Tanji's mother. This will be a long healing process. I'm glad to know that you have the support of your family, brothers & friends. For this is a time you will need them the most. Just know that Evan is with you more now than ever before. I am sure Evan smiles knowing that his dad loves & misses him dearly.
My codolences to you and your family and I pray God gives you the strength to stay strong. You have a huge support system here for you whenever you need us. And as I told you before, you now have two new angels watching over you as well.
Wishing Virg and Tanji's family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days coming and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love and support surrounding you.
To the Dewberry and Soler families, losing a loved one is never easy. Losing a loved one well before the time which we deem appropriate is even harder. May God continue to hold you fast in his embrace as you all deal with this painful loss. May you seek comfort in each other and in the memories you all share with Tanji and Evan. Always remember that they remain with you forever, regardless of whether their presence is physical. Know that there are many who pray for you and with you and whom you can lean on for support.
May God Bless you all and May Evan and Tanji rest in peace!
May God comfort and keep you and your family. You are in my prayers.
Rest in Peace...You have made a lot of people happy and we will honor you by living good lives and keeping our loved ones close.
So Sorry to hear about you loss. There are things in life that we will never understand. I pray that the Lord grabs you in his arms and holds you tightly as you navigate through this journey.
To the family of my beloved Soror...may God grant you solace as you celebrate the lives of Tanji and Evan. May they rest in the arms of our heavenly Father.
Sorry Cynthia, to hear about your lost of your daughter and grandson. Although no words can really help to ease the lose you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. People always say, if you need anything just ask,I truly mean if I can do anything you call me.
Love & Prayers.....
Denise Shine-Morgan & Family (Dayton,Ohio)
My sincere sympathies to the family.
I am so very sad to hear of your tragic loss of Tanji and her son. Words alone can not fully express my sorrow. I pray that God will comfort you and keep you in his care.
Cynthia & Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your precious loved ones. May the most high God and your many beautiful memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers.
To the family, We extend our deepest condolences during this difficult time. We met Tanji at the 2013 Dayton Book Expo, and we enjoyed our time together. She fulfilled her literary purpose in a powerful manner. Children and parents will appreciate her literary work for years to come. Tanji and Evan are now present with the Lord. May you find peace and hold tight to God through the Holy Spirit.
Rest in peace Tanji and Evan....to the Dewberry and Soler families you are forever in my prayers. God Bless!!!
May God Rest Your Souls Tanji and Evan... this was very heartbreaking and I pray for peace and serenity for the family. I hadn't seen Tanji in YEARS as she was a childhood friend on Louella Ave in the Bellevistas... I have also honored her memory in purchasing Oh Fiddlesticks! for my daughter. RIP Tanji and Evan
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS TIME OF YOUR BEREAVEMENT. WE PRAY THAT GOD WILL SEND HIS COMFORTER TO HEAL AND GIVE YOU REST.
I DID'T KNOW TANJI OR EVAN BUT WHAT I DO KNOW I SERVE A GOD THAT WILL NEVER LEAVE US OR FORSAKE US I AM PRAYING FOR THOSE FAMILIES THAT AS BEEN AFFECT BY THE LOST OF TWO WONDERFUL PEOPLE GOD IS WITH YALL TODAY'TOMMORROW'AND THE DAYS TO COME REMEMBER THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF TANJI'EVAN IN THE DAYS TO COME IT WILL GIVE YALL PEACE PRAYS HAVE GONE UP.
Forgot to include my name on previous message ...
My deepest sympathy to the Dewberry and Soler families. I was shocked to learn of Tanji's passing along with her beautiful son, Evan. I worked with Tanji years ago at American Express and moved into her old apartment on St. James Place in Brooklyn, NY. I recall her smile, warmth, and positive energy. We hadn't been in touch over the years, so I was also surprised to find out that she lived in Orange, NJ just 5 minutes away from my home in West Orange. I honored her life and Evan's this Easter by purchasing Oh Fidlesticks! for my 5 year old son. She was a talented woman and I'm sure an amazing mother. May the families find comfort in their cherished memories of she and Evan. You all are in my prayers!
May God grant you Serenity during your hours of despair. May He allow your memories to bring you comfort during your darkest hours.
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Cynthia & Jajuan, Ms. Mitchell, the Dewberry, Mitchell & Soler family. I'm saddened by the loss of your love ones and our family members. Tanji and Evan was loved by everyone and we will surely miss them. You have my sincerest condelences and I will be praying for your family. Love you.
Cindy and family - I was shocked to read of Tanji and Evan passing. I have no appropriate words to express how deeply sorry I am. I will be praying for you and your family. Many hugs to you.
May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ provide comfort and understanding during this difficult time.
To the Dewberry Family:
I would like to express my prayers and thoughts to the family. I knew her dad Darrell Dewberry from back in the day at Dunbar High School. There is know greater loss than the loss of a child. I know the emptiness that you feel. Her spirit will continue to live through her gift. She was indeed an excellent role model and gifted writer and publisher. Her book "Old Fifflesticks" will impact special needs kids across the world. Such a special soul. May your Legacy continue to live. You did an excellent job as a loving and dedicated mother.
I didn't know Tanji or Evan, but I read about this tragedy in the newspaper and my heart is broken. They were taken way too soon. The photo of them together speaks volumes of the close mother/son bond they had. May your family find peace that they are together in heaven the way God intended them to be.
You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. So very sorry for your losses. May you both REST IN PEACE.